Some George T Stagg neat in a glass. Since this way my first taste I was prepared to add water or ice to drink it at a reasonable proof. However, I never felt the nned.
My wife bought me a bottle for my birthday which was yesterday. One heck of gift. Excellant whiskey. I get none of the barnyard oder that some here have described. Quite the opposite I get vanilla and pumpkin spice. Hopefully there will be some Thomas Handy under tree this year.